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Resume Timeline - Hayden Payne
Timeline for Mrs. Willems class.
13 Nov 2017
Leonardo De Vinci writes the first professional resume.
A traveling Lord in England offers a handwritten letter to introduction to acquaintances and calls it his resume.
Resumes were just formalities. Most wrote them on scraps of paper over lunch with employers.
Resumes are like facebook profiles. They include weight, age, height, marital status, and religion.
Resumes are no longer just formalities, they are now expected.
Resumes start to include outside interest like sports and clubs.
Digital type setting and word processors make resumes more professional and salesy.
The first VHS portfolios are recorded and used. Books on resumes are career counseling boom.
Online background checking begins.
Microsoft releases an RTF universal doc.
Enter, fax machines-- the new, cool way to send resumes.
The internet and the World Wide Web go public. Monster.com goes live, and CareerBuilder was founded.
Email is the new cool way to send a resume.
Dot Com boom goes full stride.
Interactive resumes begin and mark the begining of Optimal Resume.
Optimal Resumes release an online resume builder.
Video resumes pick up, more and more high school students begin sending then to college.
Video resumes hit YouTube.
Resume objectives are out, Summaries and position statements are in. Social Media enters the picture, LinkedIn dominates employment and networking. Personal branding via SEO and keywords become a worry; nearly all employers google prospective employees.
Resumes now contain Social Media links. They're now shorter but with more visuals and mutimedia. Digital CVs and Infographic resumes are trending.
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